China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

by Andrew Jacobs

Vendors and wives of fishermen waiting for boats to return to Joal, Senegal (Photo: Sergey Ponomarev/NYT)

Overfishing is depleting oceans across the globe, with 90 percent of the world’s fisheries fully exploited or facing collapse, according to the FAO…unsustainable fishing practices threaten the well-being of millions of people in the developing world who depend on the sea for income and food.